Masterpiece Theatre; Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special
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- Masterpiece Theatre
- Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special
- Series Description
Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971
- Program Description
Following a nine-week retrospective of the past 20 years, the special is a one-hour documentary highlighting some of the famous moments, as well as interviews with Wendy Hiller, Peggy Ashcroft, Susannah York, Hayley Mills, Diana Rigg, Jeremy Brett, Art Malik, Anthony Andrews and John Hurt. Introduced as always by Alistair Cooke, also features spoofs of "Masterpiece Theatre," including an original satirical revue written especially for this celebration, featuring cast members of "Forbidden Broadway."
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- Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special,” 03/06/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 18, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_636D10626CA6435485E7D33D581FD448.
- MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special.” 03/06/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 18, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_636D10626CA6435485E7D33D581FD448>.
- APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre: 20th Anniversary Special. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_636D10626CA6435485E7D33D581FD448